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  • Swazilandby David Fleminger

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2009; US$ 10.00

    The kingdom of Swaziland is a friendly, compact and enchanting country to visit. Its landscapes range from dramatic mountain peaks to deep river valleys, from lush rolling hills to evocative bushveld plains. Add to this a thriving cultural heartbeat, a traditional monarchy going back hundreds of years and a proud national identity, and you have a really... more...

  • The Scramble for Africaby M. E. Chamberlain

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    In 1870 barely one tenth of Africa was under European control. By 1914 only about one tenth ? Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and Liberia ? was not. This book offers a clear and concise account of the ?scramble? or ?race? for Africa, the period of around 20 years during which European powers carved up the continent with little or no consultation of its inhabitants.... more...

  • Modern Africaby Basil Davidson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Basil Davidson's famous book -- now updated in a welcome Third Edition -- reviews the social and political history of Africa in the twentieth century. It takes the reader from the colonial era through the liberation movements to independence and beyond. It faces squarely the disappointments and breakdowns that have dulled the early successes of the... more...

  • Decolonization in Africaby John D. Hargreaves

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    John Hargreaves examines how the British, French, Belgian, Spanish and Portuguese colonies in tropical Africa became independent in the postwar years, and in doing so transformed the international landscape. African demands for independence and colonial plans for reform - central to the story - are seen here in the wider context of changing international... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Algeriaby Phillip C. Naylor

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 129.99

    The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is the second largest country in Africa. This, coupled with its location near Europe and its prized hydrocarbons (oil and gas), continues to increase Algeria's international importance. Algeria's fight for liberation from French colonialism, which it finally achieved in 1962, was made famous by Gillo Pontecorvo's... more...

  • The Zimbabwe Cultureby Innocent Pikirayi

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 36.99

    Offering a unique and original perspective on the rise and fall of indigenous states of southern Zambezia, The Zimbabwe Culture analyzes the long contentious history of the remains of the remarkable cyclopean masonry, ranging from mighty capitals of traditional kings to humble farmsteads. Forming a cornerstone of the geographical lore of Africa in... more...

  • Becoming Zimbabweby Brian Raftopoulos; Alois Mlambo

    Weaver Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    Becoming Zimbabwe is the first comprehensive history of Zimbabwe, spanning the years from 850 to 2008. In 1997, the then Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Morgan Tsvangirai, expressed the need for a 'more open and critical process of writing history in Zimbabwe. ...The history of a nation-in-the-making should not be reduced... more...

  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Beingby Rory Pilossof

    Weaver Press 2012; US$ 32.95

    The history of colonial land alienation, the grievances fuelling the liberation war, and post-independence land reforms have all been grist to the mill of recent scholarship on Zimbabwe. Yet for all that the countryís white farmers have received considerable attention from academics and journalists, the fact that they have always played a dynamic... more...

  • Geschichte Afrikas im 19. und 20. Jahrhundertby Leonhard Harding

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2006; US$ 694.00

    Leonhard Hardings kompakte Einführung in die Geschichte Afrikas im 19. und 20 Jahrhundert liegt hier in zweiter Auflage vor. Der Autor hat die aktuelle Literatur ergänzt. Nach dem bewährten Muster der Reihe bietet Harding zunächst einen knappen Überblick der wichtigsten Entwicklungen in Afrika seit 1800. Im zweiten Abschnitt skizziert der Autor Grundprobleme... more...

  • Bound for Africaby Douglas H. Jr. Hubbard

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    This is the story of the author's introduction to Africa at a time when much of the continent was in the grips of Cold War skirmishes between the free world and the communist forces of China and the Soviet Union. Frayed from three years of service during the Vietnam War, Hubbard traveled to Africa intending to become a rural policeman in a quiet area... more...